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Our long-time editor and fleet expert, Mike Antich, offers opinions and ideas on the overall commercial fleet industry and draws interesting comments from fleet managers and other industry professionals from across the country. Mike was inducted in the Fleet Hall of Fame in 2010.

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Upfitter Backlogs Created by Strong Truck Demand

The increased upfitter volume delayed some ship-thru units, impacting the overall...

Strong demand for light- and medium-duty trucks in the 2018 model-year increased order-to-delivery (OTD) times, resulting in widespread upfitter backlogs despite reduced fleet allocation availability due to competing strong retail demand for trucks.

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Extended Cycling Increases Truck Fleet TCO

Extended Cycling Increases Truck Fleet TCO

A truck’s total cost of ownership (TCO) covers a specific range of expense variables, regardless of the make or model. The four lifecycle categories that influence TCO are fixed costs, operating expenses, incidental costs, and depreciation/resale value. A key factor that drives these lifecycle categories is a vehicle’s service life.

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2019 Subaru Ascent

The brand new 2019 Subaru Ascent is the automaker’s biggest model yet.

The brand new 2019 Ascent puts Subaru into an important but crowded American segment — the midsize, three-row crossover.

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The Disconnect Between Fleet Managers & Procurement Managers

There are other corporate functions that do not have procurement category managers.

Most in procurement take the position that fleet’s primary responsibility is to buy assets and services, which annually can range from millions to tens of millions of dollars in expenditures. This amount of corporate spend requires it be managed by someone with superb negotiation skills and proven procurement acumen.

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Maximizing Utilization Maximizes Truck Revenue

Optimizing fleet utilization is a key KPI for most fleet managers. Fleet managers must ask...

If you want to provide added value to your company, you need to view fleet as a business and not simply an aggregation of assets to be managed cost-effectively. The fastest way to improve your bottom line is to increase fleet utilization, which increases the productivity of each individual truck.

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How Fleets Can Avoid Staged Accidents

Instruct your drivers to use their phone to immediately photograph all damage done to the...

Blog: Vocational trucks are susceptible to being targeted for staged accidents, which involves maneuvering an unsuspecting employee driver into an intentional crash in order to make a false insurance claim or to file a lawsuit against the driver’s employer.

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Whatever Happened to CNG?

New CNG compressor technology  — such as this compressor from Simple-Fill  — has brought...

While the light-duty market for compressed natural gas vehicles has almost evaporated, new near zero emissions technology and drastic reductions in infrastructure costs have reinvigorated the market for medium- and heavy-duty applications — even for smaller fleets.

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Using Performance-Based Incentives to Optimize the Cost-Effectiveness of Fleet Operations

A fleet cost reduction program goes straight to the corporate bottom line. If a company operates at a 10% annual net profit margin, reducing annual fleet expenses by $100,000 is the equivalent of generating $1 million in sales. Although fleet managers manage hundreds of thousands to tens of millions of dollars in corporate assets, only half are incentivized to achieve targeted performance goals. I advocate incentivization should be a universal best practice extended to all fleet managers.

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Bernie Kanavagh from WEX

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